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Llandudno lifeboat launches to reports of people at the base of the Little Orme

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday afternoon at 3:13pm, Llandudno lifeboat crew were paged after a call had been made to the Coastguard that a person or persons may be trapped at the foot of the cliffs at Angel Bay, part of the Little Orme.

The Inshore Lifeboat launching from the beach


Llandudno ILB Launching
Llandudno's RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson launched shortly afterwards and made its way to the position given. Once on scene, the lifeboat located two men in wetsuits just ashore to the East of the bay, after a brief conversation, it became clear that both had been coasteering in the area. At this point, Llandudno Coastguard were also on scene and liaised with the first informant who confirmed that the two males were the two in question. The inshore lifeboat then returned to the station as this was a false alarm with good intent.

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